Garrigues Digital



  • European Union adopts new regulation to promote AI factories under the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking

    Effective July 9, the European Union's new regulation seeks to strengthen its European supercomputing infrastructure, fostering innovation in artificial intelligence across public and private sectors. Moreover, it seeks to offers favorable access conditions for start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Is it possible to pay an employee’s salary in cryptocurrency?

    Post from Garrigues' Labor blog.
  • Portugal: New consumer rights in the sale and purchase of digital services, contents and goods

    Decree-Law 84/2021, dated October 18, has been published, regulating consumer rights in the sale and purchase of digital services, contents and goods and transposing Directives (EU) 2019/771 and (EU) 2019/770.
  • Chile: e-commerce regulations published to promote transparency in consumer information

    On September 23, 2021, Supreme Decree No. 6 of 2021 of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism was published in the Official Gazette approving the Electronic Commerce Regulation. The purpose of this regulation is to strengthen the transparency and quality of the information provided to consumers on e-commerce platforms in order to encourage informed decision-making, and thus strengthen consumers' right to free choice. 
  • Peru moves forward in fintech regulation: The SBS approved the Regulation of Innovative Models

    February 1, 2022 is the key date, when the new Regulation for the temporary performance of activities in innovative new models will come into force.  
  • Digital Services Act: The European Commission proposes a new regulatory framework for the Internet

    The European Commission has just published its proposal to regulate digital services in two texts which even it considers ambitious: the Proposal for a Regulation on Digital Markets (analyzed here) and the  Proposal on a Regulation for Digital Services (DSA) which we address below. In forthcoming articles, we will take a close look at the many changes that lie ahead. Today, by way of introduction, we provide a summary of the main obligations (and rights) contained in the Proposal for a Regulation on Digital Services.
  • Digital Markets Act: The European Commission proposes the creation of new rules aimed at large platforms

    Together with the proposal for a Digital Services Act (see here), the European Commission has proposed a new regulatory regime applicable to certain platforms that provide digital services (Digital Markets Act, or DMA). The approval of these rules will involve substantial changes in the business models of a number of companies and will have a significant impact on how competition plays out in digital markets.
  • Garrigues wins four awards at the 5th Edition of the Expansión Legal Awards

    Garrigues was one of the biggest winners at the fifth edition of the Expansión Legal Awards for Excellence in Business Law Practice, hosted by the daily financial newspaper Expansión. The firm received four awards: Best firm in the Digital Economy sector, Most innovative project, Best Pro Bono initiative and Best transaction.
  • Start-ups in the tourism sector: an opportunity in times of COVID-19 which comes with tax incentives

  • The Portuguese Data Protection Authority issues guidelines for the use of distance learning enabling technologies

    The Portuguese  Data Protection Authority (CNPD, Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados) issued, on April 8, guidelines regarding the processing of personal data carried out through distance learning platforms driven by e-learning, MOOC (massive open online course), content/file sharing, videoconferencing and messaging technologies.